A transgender man is sharing stunning before and after images of himself to show that not all trans people exhibit outward signs of identifying with the opposite gender before their transitions.
Musician Jaimie Wilson, who transitioned from a woman to a man, revealed on Instagram that many people wouldn’t accept that he was transgender at first because he presented himself as being ‘feminine’ for the first 18 years of his life. He wrote:
DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. I am posting this picture to show that not everyone has to show “signs” to be transgender. You don’t have to pass a test to prove you’re trans…and you sure as hell don’t need ANYONES approval but your own. This life is about finding yourself and becoming YOU. No one’s journey is the same…so stop comparing yourself to others. When I came out people refused to believe I was a man because of how “Feminine” I presented for 18 years. So why am I posting this comparison? Because I want people to see it doesn’t matter what some LOOKS like…if someone has the guts to tell you “I’m transgender” “I’m gay” “I’m bisexual” anything like that PLEASE BELIEVE them and be there for them because stereotypes need to be broken.